WETodayIstheDayCovCongratulations to Eric Walters, who has been nominated for two Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Awards! He is nominated in the Children’s Picture Book Award category for TODAY IS THE DAY, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Tundra Books). He is also shortlisted in Young Adult/Middle Reader Award for REGENESIS (Doubleday Canada). The two awards, which are presented annually, recognize the artistic excellence in writing and illustration in English-language Canadian children’s literature. The winner in each category will receive $6,000.

The winners in eachWERegenesiscov category will be chosen by student juries from Toronto’s Scarborough Village Alternative Public School and the announcement will take place at an assembly on Wednesday, June 22.

For further information about the awards and to view the shortlists, please visit http://www.arts.on.ca/Page6243.aspx?DateTime=635986392600000000&PageMode=View.

Congratulations to all the other authors and illustrators who are nominated!